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Grad Student Union Rallies for Third-Party Arbitration, Petitions Harvard President Bacow

Harvard’s graduate student union delivered a petition to Massachusetts Hall during a rally attended by more than 150 supporters — including Cambridge City Councillors and members of labor unions across Massachusetts — Wednesday.

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Harvard Divinity School

Harvard Divinity School to Continue With Tree Removal Despite Tree-Cutting Moratorium

The Harvard Divinity School announced Tuesday it will continue with plans to remove the red oak tree in front of the Andover Theological Library, despite objections from some Divinity School students and Cambridge City Council’s one-year moratorium on cutting down trees.

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Cambridge City Council

City Council Tree

Cambridge Mayor Mark C. McGovern listens to comments from the audience regarding the proposed tree moratorium. The city council voted for the moratorium Monday evening at City Hall in Central Square.

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City Politics

City Council Passes Legislation Protecting Trees in Cambridge

Cambridge City Council passed an amendment that will impose a one year moratorium on cutting down trees in the city as part of an ongoing conservation effort at its weekly meeting Monday. The ordinance bans permits for removing trees except in special circumstances, such as for trees classified as “dead” or “dangerous” by the city's arborist.

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Cambridge City Council

Harvard Summarizes Campus Development and Statistics in Annual Town Gown Report

Harvard presented its annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday, outlining 2018 campus infrastructure projects, University initiatives, and affiliate statistics.

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City Politics

City Council Delays Vote on Tree Removal Moratorium

Dozens of Cambridge residents spoke out in favor of a moratorium on cutting down trees at a City Council meeting Monday, prompting an hours-long debate.

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Cambridge City Council

Thousands of Cambridge Residents Attend MLK Day Community Service Event

Braving strong winds and sub-freezing temperatures, more than two thousand Cambridge residents descended on City Hall and Central Square Monday for Cambridge’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge City Council Members Discuss Safe Travel Network for Bicyclists

The Cambridge City Council held a hearing of the Transportation and Public Utilities Committee on Tuesday to discuss a safety initiatives for bicyclists.

Mayor Marc McGovern
Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Mayor Holds Town Hall to Support BGLTQ Youth

Cambridge Mayor Marc C. McGovern held a town hall meeting Thursday evening to discuss steps the city can take to further support BGLTQ youth.

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Cambridge City Council

City of Cambridge Urges Residents to Recycle, Compost As Part of 'Zero Waste' Initiative

“Zero Waste importantly does not mean zero trash, but it does try to bring us to a more sustainable waste diversion and recycling and reduction practice,” said Vice Mayor Jan Devereux.

Harvard Square Kiosk
Harvard Square

Out of Town News Plaza Slated for Elevator Renovation, Kiosk Restoration

The plaza at the heart of Harvard Square is under construction to both renovate the elevator outside the Harvard Square T station and restore the historic Out of Town News kiosk.

National Recovery Week
City Politics

Cambridge Recognizes National Recovery Month with Trainings, Events

National Recovery Month is sponsored by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and strives to educate people about substance abuse and recovery.

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Harvard Square

Cambridge Historical Group Delays Certifying Billionaire's Plans to Renovate Square Theater

The commission delayed granting a certificate of "appropriateness" to billionaire Gerald Chan's plans to renovate the Harvard Square Theater due to concerns over the new building's size and its proposed external video facade.

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Cambridge City Council

Cambridge Ponders Electric Scooter Program After Unexpected Summer 'Flock’ of LimeBikes and Birds

A sudden inundation of electric ride-sharing scooters so startled the City of Cambridge this summer that officials took legal action to halt their spread. Now, the city is pondering piloting an electric scooter program.

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Cambridge City Council

Scooting into City Hall

Representatives from electric scooter companies Bird and LimeBike attended a public hearing held by city officials to discuss a possible pilot scooter program.

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